Forest Farming Ramps
The spring ephemeral, Allium tricoccum Ait. (called ramps in the south and wild leeks in more northern areas), is native to the forests of eastern North America. Forest farming ramps and managing ramp populations can generate income for landowners with small woodlots.
Helping Wildlife Helps You
The latest issue of the Inside Agroforestry Newsletter has hit the streets. This issue is focused on wildlife, but you will also find stories about agroforestry riparian buffers, shade coffee, and diverse native hedgerows.
Updated Specialty Forest Product Series Brochures
Four popular publications have been updated and re-released through partnerships with the Arbor Day Foundation and Scott Josiah, Nebraska State Forester. These publications cover four important topics: Productive Conservation, Marketing Specialty Forest Products, Hybrid Hazelnuts, and Edible Woody Landscapes for People and Wildlife.
National Agroforestry Center
The USDA National Agroforestry Center (NAC) accelerates the application of agroforestry through a national network of partners. Together, we conduct research, develop technologies and tools, coordinate demonstrations and training, and provide useful information to natural resource professionals. Read more about the NAC…
USDA Forest Service Webinar: Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention
Posted January 12, 2015
On January 14, 2015, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm eastern time, please join us to hear about the United States Endowment’s vision for the Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Initiative. We will discuss how the Center for Heirs Property Preservation is implementing the project in South Carolina by working with landowners to assist them in clearing land titles, developing estate and forest management plans, implementing forestry practices on the land, and accessing Farm Bill programs as well as traditional and emerging forest markets. To join the webinar, go to Clemson University Adobe Connect, enter your name and click the “Enter Room” button.
Webinar on Urban Buffer Restoration
Posted January 12, 2015
The Urban Waters Restoration Network hosted a webinar in December on “Urban Buffer Restoration - The Answer to Your Urban River’s Problems?” The webinar describes a range of buffer types and uses and shares research about their effectiveness at filtering pollutants, providing habitat, and providing other benefits. It also provides examples of how groups have successfully worked with local leaders and others to get buffers restored or protected. An online toolkit is also provided. More information and a recording of the webinar are available.
Iowa Farmers Encouraged To Try Agroforestry
Posted January 12, 2015
Results from a study conducted by Trees Forever and funded by the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture show promise for several agroforestry crops suitable for Iowa soils and climate. Jeff Jensen, northwest Iowa field coordinator for Trees Forever, examined six agroforestry crops: hazelnut, black walnut, chestnut, aronia berry, Christmas tree and elderberry. The research project included interviews with more than 20 growers about the opportunities and barriers of each crop. The 35-page report provides information about site selection, marketing, cultivars, pest and disease issues, weed control, sources for seedlings and other resources. Read the entire report…
Abstract Submission for the North American Agroforestry Conference
Posted December 11, 2014
The Association for Temperate Agroforestry invites interested persons to submit abstracts for the Fourteenth North American Agroforestry Conference via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to submit abstracts is March 1, 2015. Abstracts of 250 words or less are required for both oral and poster presentations. The abstracts should describe or summarize projects in temperate agroforestry, including the practices of silvopasture, riparian buffers, shelterbelts/windbreaks, forest farming or alley cropping. Concurrent sessions will be determined from submitted abstracts. We anticipate session themes will relate to Water Quality, Climate Change, Agroforestry Adoption, Bioenergy, Economics & Marketing, Policy, Agroforestry Production Systems, Environmental Quality, etc.
- GrassWorks Annual Grazing Conference
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
January 15-17, 2015
- Vermont Grazing and Livestock Conference
January 16-17, 2015
- EcoFarm Conference 2015
Pacific Grove, California
January 21-24, 2015
- Small Scale Mushroom Production
Live Oak, Florida
January 23, 2015
- Practical Farmers of Iowa Annual Conference
January 23-24, 2015
- Annual Winter Green-Up Grazing Conference
Latham, New York
January 30-31, 2015
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